Your Tears Will Teach You

Your Tears Will Teach You

A friend recently told me about a new show called The Good Doctor. It’s about a resident at a hospital who has autism and how he functions with his community. At one point the autistic young man is asked to defend why he wants to become a doctor. Without spoiling it...
Long Obedience in the Same Direction

Long Obedience in the Same Direction

Many of you have heard about the passing of Eugene Peterson last week. Such a loss for us. Our heartfelt prayers go out to his family and friends. In case you missed the news, go ahead and take the time to read more about this influential man. I have trusted Peterson...
Unshakable and Assured

Unshakable and Assured

Many years ago, at a nearby retreat center, I was sitting outside my bedroom door and pondering the view. Bark chips. Thousands of them. I hadn’t been to that location since they had remodeled. I was disappointed at the lack of grass. Why bark chips? To me, grass...
Celebrating Life

Celebrating Life

At least two momentous historical events occurred in 1912. The first, of course, is that the Titanic sank. The second is that a baby was born. The little one was named Fred Harlan Wheat. And that baby grew up to be, among other things, my dad. It is important to me to...
Sustaining Your Life: Restored by Beauty

Sustaining Your Life: Restored by Beauty

If any of you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, you may have seen some of the beauty we shared from our recent trip to Germany. Words like staggering, overwhelming, and amazing don’t do justice to the beauty of southern Germany. We were there to facilitate some...